Meryl Streep And The Building Of The National Women’s History MuseumDecember 29, 2011 No Comments
Yes, believe it or not, actress Meryl Streep is even more awesome than you thought. Her next project is not delivering another beloved performance or winning another Academy Award, it is building a National Women’s History Museum. Streep wants to have it built in Washington DC right next to other famous landmarks.
“History until the 20th century was written by one member of the human family and it wasn’t the mother,” Streep said in a recent interview for her upcoming movie Iron Lady. “It was Dad. That’s who wrote history and … what was important? Movements of armies, sovereignty of nations, all sorts of things. But women were there all along and they have incredible stories that we don’t know anything about.”
Streep has already donated $1 million to the project and has travelled to various fundraisers and publicity events. But the museum has a long way to go. It would require about $400 million dollars as well as congressional approval. Streep has said that while most members of Congress agree with the museum, she fears the legislation will be attached to something they do not agree with.
There will be plenty of road blocks ahead of the museum, but the idea is out there, and that’s a great start.
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